mail_vijayar
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Need a small clarification......

Virtual switches (standard) are layer 2 devices, is there any particular reason why we cannot have 2 NIC's connected to the same vSwitch except for security reasons (STP).

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Vijay

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a_p_
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Maybe I'm misunderstanding something. However you can have multiple NIC's (uplinks) on a vSwitch. Where did you read this?

André

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a_p_
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... to add to my previous post, the limit of uplinks on a vSwitch is 32.

see http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/virtual_networking_concepts.pdf

André

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mail_vijayar
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Oops was trying to say...

Why we cannot connect 2 vSwitches to a single physical NIC.

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Vijay

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a_p_
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Can you explain what you are trying to achieve with this setup?

André

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mail_vijayar
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Nothing just was curious about why the restriction, but was going through couple of documents seems like it was due to STP; please correct me if im wrong here.

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Vijay

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